Cate is a singer/song writer, blogger, speaker & author. She is the Founder of a creative women’s network called The Inspire Collective and has been married for 25 years.
As an introverted creative, she understands the courage that is needed to not only develop your creative voice, but to then share it with the world. Cate’s ability to catalyse creative talents and businesses, and then translate those dreams into reality, is one of her greatest strengths.
As the Founder and CEO of the Inspire Collective, Cate understands the value of failure in building success and of the hard work involved in any worthwhile venture, and accomplishes this with integrity and authenticity. Her strategic foresight enables growth for those she runs alongside.
As a songwriter, Cate’s lyrics resound with hope and love, and her message is one that says you’re not alone and that you can. It calls the ugly beautiful and it brings the hopeless into something redemptive.
The Other Story…
We all have a story and until recently, Cate was happy to keep hers to herself.
When she was 6, her singing teacher put her in the corner of the room. The reason, she was told, was that she wasn’t opening her mouth wide enough when she was singing. She was shy and because of that, she was shut up and so she shut down.The day stayed etched in her memory as a painful experience and one that influenced the person she was for years…
Many years later, Cate now takes the stage, sometimes in front of thousands of people. Her voice and the songs she writes, have been heard around Australia and the world.
Her reluctance to share her story has now been replaced by a realisation that many stories are the same. The isolation and shame that often drives us into feeling like we are alone in our story, is in fact her main motivation when it comes to writing, whether its in music or as a blogger, or in speaking to women and churches to encourage them.
Many of us struggle with the same issues of trying to make sense of this crazy world and of trying to overcome the voices that tell us we can’t and we won’t.